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[ captions by: caption colorado, llc 800-775-7838 email: ] good morning. breaking nis from the middle east. after five years in israeli captivity, gilad schalit was just set free in exchange for a thousand palestinian prisoners. president obama comes under for his bus tour. the president says it's about jobs. we'll get the latest on that and preview tonight's presidential debate where mitt romney's religion may take center stage. new questions being raised this mortgage in the wake of
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indy 500 champ dan wheldon's death. we'll ask if the sport may need to make serious changes. and the world anticipates biggest scrabble event was rocked by a cheating charge as one competitor calls for another to be strip searched over a missing "g." we'll get to the bottom of this international incident. it's tuesday morning, october international incident. it's tuesday morning, october 18th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs and good tuesday morning to you. i'm erica hill. good to have you with us. beautiful sunrise. >> chris wragge off this morning. i'm jeff glor. some people take their scrabble very seriously. there was a strip search this year. two years ago, a player was accused of eating a tile. >> yeah. you may think it's just a board
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game. it's a story we all love. we want to begin, though, with this breaking news. gilad schalit, the israeli soldier captured more than five years ago back in israel with his family. the price for his freedom is the release of more than 1,000 palestinian prisoners. mark philips is joining us now. >> reporter: good morning, erica. this is gilad schalit's hometown. there was great excitement, great expectation and great relief that this finally took place. those emotions were mirrored both on the palestinian side, both in the west bank and gaza, as well. schalit was captured by hamas more than five years ago. today, the israeli forces announced his mission was complete and he came home. the first glimpse of schalit
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came from television. his condition was assured by both egyptian and red cross authorities. at that point, he was asked a few questions and gave his first interview. he appeared frail, he appeared a little weak and overwhelmed by what was going on. he said he had first gotten an inkling that this was under way in the past month. he thought about the many palestinians that were being released, he said he was happy for them and their families, that they were going home and he was hoping for peace. of the 477 that good in this first slice of releases resulted in scenes of great elation, a crowd estimated at several hundred thousand in gaza, great chaos, too. the hamas is describing this transfer of prisoners as very much a victory for them and the numbers certainly support that argument. the case was also true in the west bank, where palestinian
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president mahmoud abbas made a speech before the large crowd calling the prisoners returning there heros and saying their fight had not been in vain. it now appears that gilad schalit is now on israeli territory. he will be meeting his family and back here in his hometown, they're expecting his arrival later this afternoon. erica. >> mark philips for us this morning in israel, thanks. this morning, president obama is getting back on his bus for day two of his trip through two southern states, critical states to his re-election campaign. nora o'donnell joins us now. >> good morning, jeff. tough new rhetoric coming from the president as he attacks and even mocks republicans for blocking his jobs bill. now the senate is prepared to take up pieces of the laengz, the president says if republicans continue to say no,
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they'll have to come down here and look people in the eye and explain why. >> we don't need a why we can't attitude. we need a why we can attitude. >> reporter: at his campaign-style stop in millers creek, north carolina, president obama portrayed the republican party as one paralyzed by its own politics. >> it's way overdue for us to stop trying to satisfy some branch of the party and take some common sense steps to help america. >> reporter: after republicans blocked the president's $447 billion bill, mr. obama now wants the senate to take up his legislation piece by piece. >> maybe they just couldn't understand the whole thing all at once. so we're going to break it up into bite-sized pieces. >> reporter: the first piece, a $35 billion bill to provide local governments with more money, to employ teachers, firefighters and police and pay for it with a new tax on millionaires. the president's three-day bus
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tour takes him through north carolina and virginia to traditionally conservative states the president won in 2008 and desperately needs to hang on to. and while it's technically an official white house trip to sell the president's jobs plan to the american eem, it has all the trappings of a campaign swing. republicans in washington like senator john mccain denounced the trip and made fun of mr. obama's choice of transportation. >> appropriate on the taxpayer's dime since it is clearly campaigning and i must say, again, i've never seen an uglier bus. >> reporter: the president will need to excite supporters at the grassroots level to win re-election, but a new poll shows democratic enthusiasm is significantly lower than republicans. >> you heard john mccain call the bus ugly. well, whatever. it's going to take the president from north carolina to virginia today. also the president's campaign announced an important milestone. barack says it's now
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raised more money from a million individuals. jeff. >> nora, where does the jobs bill right now stand in the senate? >> reporter: well, they're going to try and take up this $35 billion piece, the senate democratic leader harry reid says he's going to try and do it this week. we don't know about the schedule of the senate. interestingly now, they're going to try to do pieces of this bill once a week to continue to keep the pressure up on the republicans. >> nora o'donnell joining us from north carolina, thanks very much. >> the debate may continue over whether or not it's a campaign bus trip. but the republican presidential race is getting attention this morning as the candidates prepare for their latest debate. the sticky issue of religion is popping up again because another rick perry supporter is raising questions about mitt romney and his faith, mormonism. >> reporter: for weeks, texas
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governor rick perry has walked a fine line on comments critical of mitt room neeps's faith. another texas minister with ties to perry is now calling the controversy a stroke of luck that could help perry with evangelicals. rev rant david lane who helped organized perry's die of prayer told a christian radio talk show host they should take pastor jefferss for raising the issue. >> i said mormonism is a cult and it would give credence to a cult to have a mormon candidate. >> if i have to spend all of my time disassociating myself with something someone says about me or for that matter if president obama has to disassociate people who support him with things they say, we're not going to get much time about how to create jobs. >> romney campaign officials are
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lived over perry's refusal to condemn the anti-mormon rhetoric. others have been more forceful. >> we're not running for theologian in chief. we're running for president of the united states of america. >> reporter: in the 2008 republican primary, evangelical voters were a solid majority in two key early states, iowa and south carolina. the perry needs their support to beat romney and is actively seeking it over other candidates with strong evangelical ties. herman cain said over the weekend perry was wrong if he thought he would own the evangelical vote. jan crawford, cbs news, washington. and with us now, john dickerson who is in las vegas. john, good to have you here. these new e-mails slamming mormonism, what do they do to rick perry at this point and essentially to the rest of the candidates? >> it doesn't really help rick
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perry at all. his campaign is in a hole. he's had some bad debate performances and conservatives are confused about some of his positions, particularly on immigration. what he needs to do is get himself out of that hole and hurting mitt romney doesn't help with that. he needs to reintroduce himself to voters, explain why he's a conservative that they like and to the extent that this story or any other story distracts from that, that's not good for rick perry. >> how important is religion when he comes to the eventual candidate here snd there's a lot of talk about the importance of the evangelical vote, there is a strong mormon vote in this country. a lot of people follow the mormon faith and they tend to vote pretty conservative. >> reporter: as jan mentioned, in south carolina and iowa, 60% of those who participate in the primary or caucus, 60% say theory van gel kal.
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a lot of people don't like mitt romn romney's switching of positions of aboard, they don't like his support of gay rights and his position on health care in massachusetts. there are a lot of other reasons not to like him. the number of people who would not vote for him because of mormonism is probably stronger than those group of evangelicals. >> herman contain is almost running neck and neck with mitt romney. how is this going to help him with how he deals with the question of illegal immigration moving forward? >> one of the things voters love about herman cain is he's not incredibly polished. he says there needs to be more human in a presidential campaign. who can disagree with that? but now that he is a top tier candidate, he probably has to moderate the jester act a little bit and show that he can, in fact, be seen as voters as a president. but for his core supporters,
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when he says something that might be amusing, that likes them like him more. >> there have been a couple of articles the last few days about renewed interest in debates and people tuning in. some talk about debate fatigue. we've had a number of them at this point. how important, how relevant are they to this conversation for the candidates? >> well, they're quite popular in republican circles because barack obama is gathering republicans and make them enthusiastic about finding a replacement for him. also, republicans aren't certain about the field out there. they're shifting between candidates. these have been quite important. remember tim pawlenty had a bad moment at a debate. michele bachmann announced her campaign at a debate and that gave her a rise in the polls. r rick perry has gone down because of these debates. they've been quite important. they haven't changed things. but in this one, debate will be important. >> and we'll be watching
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tonight. john dickerson in las vegas for us, thanks. >> thanks, erica. a two-week rally in the dow fell on monday. alexis christoforous is at the stock exchange. what happened on monday? >> well, it continues to be all about europe, jeff. last week, stocks enjoyed their biggest rally in two years on high hopes that europe was moving closer to containing its debt crisis. but those hopes were quickly dashed after the german government says any resolution by next week's european summit was simply too optimistic. once again, we have no timetable for a concrete plan of action and fears are growing that europe's debt crisis could spill over into the u.s. and affect the strength of american banks. >> was the sell-off yet yesterday to be expected? >> i think a lot of trader res saying i told you so down here this morning because stocks rose
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too far too taft. take a look back on october 3rd. the s&p 500 hit its lowest level of the year. then in just nine trading days, the index jumped 11.5% before falling 2% yesterday. october is shaping up to be the best month for the stock market so far this year. as for today, it looks like we could be in for a little more selling. dow futures are down about 50 points on word that economic growth in china slowed last quarter. aside from europe, there are other catalysts today for the market. federal reserve chief ben bernanke will be speaking at the bank of boston. you can bet wall street will be all ears for that. we're, of course, in the sthik of earnings season with goldman sachs and wall street to report. plenty for traders to chew on. >> always good to see you. thanks very much. terrell also busy this morning over at the news desk sitting in for jeff. >> hardly busy at all over here. very knight nice. jeff and erica, good morning to
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you both. secretary of state hillary clinton arrives in libya this morning on an unannounced trip. cbs news correspondent allen tisby is in libya for us. >> reporter: about 10,000 missiles are missing from mow more gadhafi's arsenal. part of the $135 million in aid is pledged to the national transactional government. part of that will that will two to search for and disarm those weapons. more will be to troops that have been wounded and the number of wounded and dead is likely to grow. the city of sirte, gadhafi's
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hometown, is still under siege by the rebel troops and there's no end in situ that. one can expect there will be more wounded. the national transitional council says when sirte falls, they will move on with the business of forming a proper government, having elections and so on. they're full of good intention and they obviously have a long, long way to go and they'll need all the friends and help they can get. >> all right, allen, thank so much. tropical weather system is pounding florida with another round of rain today. the storm hovering off the west coast of florida. yesterday, it dumped a record breaking 7 inches on key west and it will dump more today as the system moves north. the carolinas could get as much as 3 inches. in the southwest, another huge duststorm. this time, it's in drought-stricken west texas, a vast wall of red sand and dust,
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pushed by 70 miles per hour winds yesterday. it forced traffic to a stand still in some places. those winds caused havoc at the lubbock airport. one cargo plane was tipped and one small aircraft was knocked over on its wing. in california, a close encounter with the largest animal on earth. two kayakers got an up close and amazing look at a blue whale. rick coleman plunged into the water for a face-to-face meeting and brought back some video to prove it. >> he was so close, it kind of was all exciting and got your heart pumping. >> this fin came up close to the kayak ask my first thought was, rick! i didn't scream, but my thought was he's down there, looking to get hit. >> the whale didn't hit him, but for an
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. still ahead this morning, we're going to discuss the death of dan wheldon. we'll speak to a good friend of his. >> he was also involved in that crash on sunday. plus, if you're looking to the end of that cell phone bill shock, you're in luck, it's coming. you may have to wait just a little bit. ♪ home is where you are ♪ home is where i want to be
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had a past the hour as we welcome you back to "the early show." i'm erica hill with jeff glor. just ahead, an apartment fire in boston. a young boy was trapped to the third floor of a building with his grandmother. she said at one point, she just could not hold on to him any longer. >> how great is this story? the firefighters below told her to drop the boy, so she did. one of the firefighters caught him. then they rescued the grandmother and everybody else in the building. we are going to speak with that hero fireman in just a bit with his catch of a lifetime.
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>> so nice to have a happy ending to a story like that. but first, we want to continue following this. tributes pouring in this morning for dan wheldon, the indy 500 champ that died at the indy 300. >> bill shock is here with the latest. >> reporter: good morning, jeff and erica. the relation that racing has lost one of its finest has many people asking if his death could have been prevented. an autopsy has confirmed it was blunt head trauma that killed indy car superstar dan wheldon. his death has left the entire racing community stunned. from outside the indianapolis motor speedway where shocked fans gathered to modern the two-time indy 500 champion. >> you just felt like you knew him, even though you didn't. it's just a devastating loss. >> reporter: to facebook and twitter, where strangers
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eulogyize wheldon with words like live fast, die young. >> daniel was born to be a racer and he left us doing what he loved to do. he was a true champion and a gentleman on and off the track. >> reporter: off the track, the debate continues over whether sunday's race on the short oval track at the las vegas motor speedway was too dangerous for the faster indy cars. >> i've never done 225 miles an hour in my life. >> reporter: on monday, five-time nascar champion jimmie johnson who watched sunday's crash at home with his daughter said it's not worth the risk. >> those cars are going to fast and get airbornes on ovals, i wouldn't run them on ovals. there's no need to. you can't control the vehicle when it's off the ground. >> wheldon's good friend and fellow indy car driver ed
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carpenter survived the pileup. >> it's easy to look back and try to pick things apart and figure out what was wrong. i think it's a tragedy and a great champion and a great guy lost his life. >> reporter: wheldon had much to live for. at age 33, he was a married father of two young sons. on the sidelines for much of the year, he had just the morning of his accident signed a lucrative multi year sponsorship deal to replace driver danica patrick with the famous andretti motor sport. jeff, erica. >> bill whitacre in las vegas, thank you. >> indy car driver jay howard was a friend of wheldon's. >> he was one of the drivers involved in sunday's crash. he broke a rib. good morning. >> good morning, thanks for having me. >> good that you're here. our condolences to you and your family. i know that you knew him for, what, 23 years now?
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you guys grew up together, you raced together. >> yes. >> everyone is saying what a wonderful person dan was. and he saw that for more than 20 years. did you talk to him about your concerns at all? were there concerns about the track at the time? >> everyone was trying to get someone's head on the chopping block, you know, trying to point the finger, you know, were the cars safe enough, was the track safe enough? you know, indy car and all the tracks including las vegas motor speedway strive to, you know, put safety at the top of the list. and, you know, that doesn't make what happened on sunday right, you know, by any means, but just condolences to the family and everyone involved. >> and that said, i mean, removing the -- not putting anyone on the chopping block, but you know that dan was obviously working with some new equipment to try to improve the
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safety. going forward, i think there are some things that might need to be done. >> yeah. there's -- every day, every moment we're always trying to, you know, make things better and safer. i'm sure, you know, everyone is going to do everything in their power to make these cars safer. it's just a shame that something like this has happened. >> this was the last race of the season. you guys all have a little bit of time now, which in some ways is probably good for everybody. one thing that sticks out is everybody is talking about dan but talking about the sport in general. this seemed to be a really tight-knit group of people. you guys raced against each other, you switch teams a lot, but you forge these incredible bonds with one another. how much are you all relying on each other, turning to one another as you, you know, do your best to eventually move forward because you have to? >> yeah. we -- you know, it's funny,
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we're all very competitive. we all try and, you know, leave each other as little room as possible on the racetrack, but, you know, i think one of the best says i've heard is a little bit of something died in everyone, you know, last sunday. and i just -- again, i just can't imagine what susi and the rest of the family are going through right now. >> and they said you've given them a little bit of a break. you're keeping your distance from suzi and the kids and we heard from clive there and from dan's family. as jeff mentioned, though, you guys grew up doing this and you still had a lot of fun on the sidelines when you weren't racing. >> a lot of people say that, you know, what we do is fun and -- >> it's fun and dangerous. >> yeah. it's fun and, you know, clive, dan's father, said, you know, he died doing what he loved and that was for sure. there's no question in anyone's
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mind that he was loving every minute of that race. >> have you gone back really quickly, have you gone back and tried to reconstruct what you saw when you were on the track there and maybe what happened? >> yeah, kind of a little bit. i was fortunate enough, we qualified really poorly, but i had made a lot of ground and managed to make my way -- quite way forward. so i was right at the very front of the crash. i just -- you know, i can't imagine. i know what i went for. i can't imagine how bad it was. dan was ten places behind me and, you know, a lot of people ask questions, well, you know, why didn't he hit the brakes? why didn't he avoid it? these things happen like that. i'm just, you know, just as stunned as -- you keep trying to think of words. they're not there. >> no. >> appreciate you being with us
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painful no matter what. but especially when you open it up and it's not even the painful number you're expecting, it's worse because apparently you went over yoi limit on talking, texting, data. >> it's because you're such a big weber. >> weber? how about that voice thing. >> the government and the wireless industry now have a deal to warn consumers when they're near their limit. here to tell us more about that is caramel wong ulrich, author of "the real cost of living." >> weber. she's a weber. >> we all like webbing. >> it's called bill shock. that's what they call it in the industry. the fcc got so much complaints over the past couple of years, they decided to do a study and they found one in six cell phone users suffer from bill shock, unexpected raises in their monthly bill. and 23% kaus saw increases of over $100 a month, which is a lot of money. so the s.e.c. joined up with the
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cellular communication industry to voluntarily come up with guidelines as to how to fix that problem so when he don't suffer from so much bill shock. >> so we have guidelines. >> we do. >> but do you think the guidelines are going to work? especially because they're a little far out. >> they're a little far out. here is the thing. let's talk about the guidelines. there are four ways we all use our phone. you have everything from voice mail, text messages, data, downloading and international roaming calls. there will be four separate alerts. these alerts will warn you before you hit your limits. if you don't have international roaming and you go internationally, you'll get that warning when you use your phone. >> was the bigger problem the talking minutes and not the data plan or -- >> everything. when you get an attachment, you download it. here in terms of time frame, all the cellular carriers are going to do this. at least two of these alert ves to be in place a year tr now. all four have to be in place in
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april 2014. be careful, erica with those downloads weber. >> with me, it was the talking minutes. i don't use my cell phone all that much. i monitor, check my usage. >> we're all getting signed up for this, though. all of us. you can opt out if you want. but here is the thing. it may increase folks like me who sign up for unlimited plans, more folks may sign up for limited plans because they know they'll be getting these alerts. each cell phone carrier will decide how and when they'll put that alert into place. is it one minute before or five. >> one would hope it's not one minute before. >> we would
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up next, can you spell cheating? >> are you really asking me that question? >> yes. do it. >> c-h-e-a-t-i-n-g. >> it's all about an international scrabble competition missing the letter "g." so washington... before you even think about cutting my medicare and social security benefits... here's a number you should remember. 50 million. we are 50 million seniors who earned our benefits... and you will be hearing from us... today and on election day. ♪
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tle emotional here? aren't you getting a little industrial? okay, there's enough energy right here in america. yeah, over 100 years worth. okay, so you mean you just ignore the environment. actually, it's cleaner. and, it provides jobs. and it helps our economy. okay, i'm listening. [announcer] at conoco phillips we're helping power america's economy with cleaner affordable natural gas... more jobs, less emissions, a good answer for everyone. so, by reducing the impact of production... and protecting our land and water... i might get a job once we graduate. 116 players from 44 countries competed in the world scrabble championship over the weekends. the winner scored 96 points on the word imnified to pick up a $25,000 prize. but it was an ugly cheating scandal that grabbed the headlines and we couldn't let it
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go. charlie has more. >> it's the second most popular board game behind monopoly and quite possibly the most maddening. scrabble. >> is that a word? >> maybe. >> will you challenge it? >> ma, you can't look up words in the dictionary. dad, she's cheating. >> more than a word game, scrabble can become a competition of who is smarter than whom and sometimes a battle of who is cheating whom, which could get a little personal. >> therein an emotional attachment to it. people get really into it. >> at this world's scrabble championships in poland, a player from thailand accused his english opponent of hiding the letter "g" and supposedly demanded a strip search to prove it. tournament officials decided against it to say there wasn't enough evidence of cheating. >> when you're dealing with some pretty intense people. you go to one of these events and you just -- someone's head is going to explode right in front of you. it's just so intense. >> the intensity of that event
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reminds us just how frustrating the word can be. >> i'm afraid i'm going to have to challenge that. >> no, you don't have to challenge that. >> that's a word. >> that's a definite word. >> i am challenging. >> clone. to clone something. >> yet we keep coming back for more, created in 1938 by american architect al forget butz, scrabble is now sold in 129 countries and in 29 different languages. >> i love scrabble for all the same reasons that 50 million other people do. it challenges me. it's creative, it's rewarding, it's maddening. i can't imagine life without it. >> charlie dagida, cbs news, london. >> very cute. >> a nice little tag for charlie there. >> how much points was that worth? >> i don't know. 20, something like that. still ahead, you'll meet the hero firefighter who caught a young boy. his grandmother had to drop him from the third floor of a
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. of the hour on a tuesday. welcome back. nice to have you with us. scrabble day ill lit ragz day. i'm erica hill along with jeff glor. just ahead of the show, the latest advice on mammogramses. we hear so much about screenings and confusing talk over the last few years. what age should you start? is it 40, 50? should you have one every year, not every year? this morning, there is a new
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report out on how women protect themselves from breast cancer without having additional treatment. dr. jennifer ashton is here to take a look at those recommendations to help you decide what works best for you. >> so much out out there to sort out. also out this morning, the sound track to the occupy wall street protests. this morning, we're going to talk about some of the songs we've heard. some are decades old. some are new messages written for these protests. we'll show you how they're building up an audience around the world. first, though, a boston firefighter, he saved the life of a 6-year-old boy after an explosion and fire destroyed an apartment building there. jonathan has this story of one pretty remarkable rescue. >> reporter: a touching moment, that's boston fire lieutenant glen mcgillivray, kissing the
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head of a 6-year-old. this two have a special bond. fire was racing through this. 20 people were trapped. judith lam was one of them. >> my grandson, he came and i put him between me. i began to scream and asked someone to please help me. >> he was dangled and she -- i knew she wouldn't be able to hold him forever until we were able to affect a rescue of a ladder. >> lam, thinking that she and the others were going to die dropped her grandson. >> i was just praying to god that they don't drop him and didn't miss the catch. he didn't miss the catch. he caught him. >> it's the first time i ever had to make a rescue like that and i hope it's the last time. >> i was superman. >> you were thinking you were superman flying out of the building? >> yeah. >> so you can understand this reunion and the happiness on the firefighter's face and the kiss
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on the head. but this was one of only many rescues. everyone got out alive, including xavier's mother, who was inside but couldn't get to her son. her thoughts, now, are with lieutenant mcgillivrya. >> thank god for him. thank god for him. >> a lot of people saying that this morning. the lieutenant hero himself glenn mcgillivra i can't joins us this morning. lieutenant, i know it's part of your day, but it still has to feel pretty good how many lives you saved. >> it's good to know that we were able to get everybody out safely, by ladders. any assistance that we can give them is the best. >> correct me if i am wrong on the details here, but as i understand it, when you arrived on the scene, there were a number of people at the windows and on the ledges and you were telling them initially not to jump, to stay where they were so you guys could get into position. but when you saw this little boy, what changed that
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situation? >> when i came back around the corner and saw the grandmother holing the boy by one hand, he was really flailing, moving his other arm and his legs and i turned around to see if our ground ladder was going to be quick enough to get situated for him to be able to rescue him by ladder. i realized that i didn't -- i didn't think we had the time. so at that point, i told her not to drop him until i moved underneath to then be able to at least break his fall when she let go. so i just positioned myself, looked up, told her to let go and she dropped him and thank god he landed right in my arms. >> it worked out perfectly. you said in that piece we had, it was the first time you had to make a rescue by catching someone who was dropped into your arms. as you're standing there, did you have time to think about what was happening as he was dropping down? >> no. there was no time.
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this was all just a quick bang, bang play. asking her to let go of him and then immediately, once i caught him, i didn't have time to think about that. i just handed him off to other people that were on the street because now i had to focus our attention on the grandmother and getting her safely down. >> and you did get everybody to safety along with your fellow firefighters. one firefighter said in his 20 years, it was one of the largest number of rescues you've had at. we saw this sweet moment of you with that little boy giving him a kiss on the head. did you say anything to him? >> i had -- as i was walking past him during the fire, i had asked him, i'm like, is this the boy? and i believe a family member had said, yes, this is the one that dropped down. i said, woeb i introduced myself. i told him my name. i asked him his name. i shook his hand. i told him that i was england glad he was safe and sound and we were able to successfully get
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him down. and i just gave him a -- like i said, a quick kiss on the head and just went back to my job. >> have you had a chance to talk to him or to his family since then? >> i have not. i'm looking forward to talking with them in the near future. >> i'm sure they're looking forward to that, as well, and looking forward to having the chance to talk to you again. thanks for being with us this morning and i know the city of boston is happy to have you on the job. >> thank you for having me. >> lieutenant glenn mcgillivray with us this morning. >> how about that? >> the little boy says he felt like superman just falling down. it is 6 minutes past the hour. terrell brown is at the news desk with a check of the headlines. from hero to horror, the victims locked in a philadelphia basement. we're learning more about the woman accused of keeping them captive in a widening fraud case. >> reporter: one by one, three of the four metally challenged
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victims found locked inside this subbasement in northeast philadelphia shared their stories of suffering through anger and abuse from alleged ringleader 50-year-old linda westin, the woman now charged with kidnapping and abusing them. >> hit me with a bat in my head. all this is all bleeding and everything. >> reporter: tamara showed us her injuries, the wound still open and bleeding. and mcnamara was found chained to a boiler in the basement. >> that was real dirty of you. that was wrong. >> reporter: and 40-year-old herbert noles. >> did she hit you, do? >> no. mr. greg hit me. >> gregory thomas is one of the two men arrested in connection with the case. all of the victims say they were manipulated by westin who took their social security cards and collected their checks. >> reporter: did you guys willingly give her your information? >> no. she asked for it.
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>> she took it. >> reporter: they all traveled with westin from texas to florida and finally philadelphia where they were locked behind a still door inside this dark, poorly ventilated dungeon like subbasement. they may have been here since early october. >> for someone to do that to another human being, it's very, very disturbing. >> reporter: meanwhile, linda westin is no straenger to the law. in the 1980s, she served time in prison for killing her sister's boyfriend. police tell us she locked him in the closet and starved him to death. meanwhile, police tell us when they arrested westin, they found 50 different i.d.s belonging to 50 different people. they're now in the process of trying to track all 50 people down to figure out what kind of ties they have to westin. this morning, westin and her two accomplice res being held on $2.5 million bail. >> kyw's drey clark in
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philadelphia, thank you. and a michigan father has been charged with child abuse after letting her daughter drive his fan. her father told the clerk he was drunk and she was his designated driver. when cops stopped them, they found the child sitting behind the wheel on a booster seat. she asked why they stopped her. the father h
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in this morning's health watch, hair loss is not just a problem for men. >> tabatha coffee is one of them. she is the host of tabatha's salon takeover and author of "it's not really about the hair." she joins us with dermatologist author dr. day, author of "forget the face lift. good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> tabatha, you first started to notice your hair loss when?
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>> i had spoken to clients about it, obviously, over the years of being a hairdresser. and i noticed it shortly after my mother passed away. i really hadn't been taking care of myself, i had been taking care of my mother and focused on her. honestly, not even looking in a mirror. and i started to realize that there were clumps of hair and bald patches all the way through my hair. and realized that something was obviously wrong. >> you say it was stress you believe that caused it for you. >> absolutely. >> when did you connect the two dots that it was the stress of taking care of your mother, losing your mother, all of those things? >> i have to tell you, as ridiculous as it sounds, because i have spoken to my clients about health factors and that stress is a huge contributing factor to women having hair loss, i didn't connect the dots for a while because i was so caught up in everything that was going on. it took me a little while to connect the dots and then i realized what was going on, that it was stress, and i wasn't taking care of myself.
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i wasn't eating properly, i wasn't taking care of me. there was a lot of stress and that's when i realized i needed to do something about it. >> dr. day, we realize how difficult this is for men and women to talk about. talk about how common this is in women. >> 50% of women by age 50 will have hair loss. there's 30 million women suffering from this in this country now. >> so half of all women will experience hair loss, but how significant are we talking about things like tabatha went through, bald patches, clumps falling out? >> stress is not so much for hair loss, bit increases hair shedding. but someone who is prone to a hormonal genetic pattern of hair loss, it will accelerate that. there's auto immune patches where you can see losses of hair loss. so it is important to see your dermatologist if you're having hair loss to try to look at the underlying patterns and often there's a lag. when you have a stress, the hair loss doesn't often start until
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three or four months later the once it passed, because that's how the hair cycle goes. >> what do we do about it? >> the one thing women should know is there's hope. women's hair loss pattern is different than men. men get the receding hairline and can go bald. women thin out and it's a slow painful process starting in their 20s. there is a natural homeopathic supplement. i always like to give people choices. >> we have a before and after picture, by the way, of this gal. >> and does that mean, women the way they lose their hair, does that mean it can ultimately be more treatable for women? >> there are more options for men because men can have some other drugs that are not proven to work in women. so we have to look for more natural types of treatments and other supplements and things. >> tabatha, what do you tell your clients?
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>> it's helpful to talk about it. there is so much stigma with women because you expect men to lose their hair. you don't expect women to. with women, there are so many things with hormones and stress and not taking care of ourselves and going through all of these things, pregnancy. >> that's a big one. that can really contribute to it. for me, it's talking to them about it, talking to them and saying, it's okay. for me, i use natural supplements and they really worked and that's what i recommend to my client. >> and you can help them style their hair to make it more comfortable, it's not as obvious. and making them feel good about themselves. >> really good to have both of you with us. >> thank you. >> thanks. coming up here, in the 60s they said the times are achanging. what are today's protesters occupying wall street, what are they see the singing right now sthp we're going to talk about that. i take my multi-vitamin
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the occupy wall street protests don't have the same message of the anti-war demonstrations of the 1960s. >> one thing they share, though, is a love of music. >> good morning, guys. there are more musical performances than actual marches. they're almost constant, but impromptu. some pooem believe if history is any understand occasion, they could provide harmony to a movement. what isn't already packed with protesters in lower manhattan is now filled with music. they call it the heartbeat of the revolution, from loud battle cries -- >> i don't believe that. >> to the throwback to the civil rights era.
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they've become a sound track to the occupy wall street movement. ♪ brother help me please and on this day, 23-year-old sam friend is the man behind the music. >> a lot of verses are improvised here just about occupy wall street. it's interesting to see how protest songs that have been written more recently still draw upon the old hymns and old themes and old melodies. >> reporter: from folk songs during the great depression to john lennon during the height of the vietnam war. music has helped spur movements. >> i think music is more powerful than ever as a tool for social justice and that's because it's easier than ever for artists to reach wide artists. >> reporter: video clips can be uploaded instantly to the
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internet from a protest giving musicians to power to rally masses? >> it lifts people's spirit and i think it rejuvenates whatever they feel they are here to represent. >> for sam friend, that means mixing the strong sounds of the pas past with what he sees as the problems of the present. >> by tying it back to all the old themes, i think it's able to reach a lot of people. >> reporter: he just hopes they like what they hear. an old tune with a new message. ♪ they take my money and they run away ♪ >> reporter: right now, it may be just too early to know whether the occupy wall street movement will lead to a new generation of protest music, but high profile music guys like kanye west and russell simmons have been spotted in the crowd. >> thanks.
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i feel like you were just yelling at everyone. >> i meant the music part. >> i'll put on a show with kanye. >> do it. >> come with me.
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it's 8:30. it's a tuesday morning. welcome back to "the early show," everybody. coming up here, we all love gadgets like the ipad, but a viral video that's out there is actually causing a little bit of
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concern. so it shows this young girl trying to play with a magazine like 80s an ipad. the question is, are kids getting into tech stuff too early? >> and what does that do to their development? does it hurt their creativity? a lot of important questions, especially because this technology hasn't been around that long. our good friend and relationship contributor dr. jennifer heartstien is with us to let us know what's going on in those brains. >> my 22-year-old seemed to be expertly playing with a mac book the other day. >> it's kind of scary how quickly they pick it up, isn't it? >> yes. >> first, though, this morning, we want to get to this study on mammograms, which st making a lot of news this morning, trying to straighten out all the conflicting advice that women have been getting about mammograms. the report wag analyzing some studies. and it finds having one mammogram every year leads to too much false positive results. so being tested every other year is enough, it concludes. >> researchers says skipping a
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year between mammograms adds only a small increase of finding breast at a harder to treat stage. jennifer ashton is joining us now. >> good morning, guys. >> so this is not new data, it's a new analysis. >> that's right. >> offer data. what does it tell us? >> basically the controversy about mammograms and how they should be used continues. this is breast cancer awareness month and you can question the timing of this latest analysis of data. this was a large compilation of registry data of over 200,000 women age 40 to 59 followed between 1994 and 2006. the study found that women who had annual mammograms had a higher -- the rate of false positives over half of these women will have a false positive recall, which means that something was found on their mammogram that turned out now to be cancer requiring them to come back and 7 to 9% of them women
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would have a false positive biopsy. so the point of the research was to say, listen, if you are going to screen every year, be prepared for a high likelihood of these results. >> okay. so that is one part of it. there's also -- a lot of people are concerned about going for a mammogram every year. are there actual risk that's we should be concerned about if it's an annual event? >> so important. all the time, you guys hear me say it repeatedly. any test you get, you want to find out what are the risks, what are the benefits? the benefits are obviously the potential to find an early stage cancer before it could be felt by the cancer or the patient. however, like any screening test, there are risks. when you talk about a mammogram, you are talking about a small risk of radiation exposure. that's a known. there is some discomfort, that's going to variry woman to woman. there is the cost factor and, again, the chance of a false positive meaning something seen on that mammogram that turns out not to be cancer but generates
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other things like fear, anxiety. >> and there's still digital photography. >> most mammograms performed in this country are the digital variety. >> so bottom line then, what is the recommendation now? >> right now, some are saying start at 40, some are saying start at 50. women need to talk about this with their doctors because it varies depending on their own individual risk factor. these recommendations are not meant to take the place of a doctor's clinical judgment on that individual patient. >> a new study came out last night about screening from cervical cancers. what are we learning from that? >> this is even more controversial. this is not about the pap test, per se. we know the majority of cervical cancer is caused by a sexually transmitted infection, hpv. this study said there is not
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enough evidence to recommend screening for women over age 30. every year i attend national medical conferences. we have known for years there is a lot of evidence and data to support screening women over the age of 30 for hpv. this is going to be just as controversial. >> so as a board certified o ob/g ob/gyn, you would say it's important to screen. >> it's the standard of care right now. >> jen, thanks. >> you bet. >> foremore information, log on to our partner and helgd at terrell brown is over at the news desk with one more check of the headlines. after hour than five years ago a prisoner of hamas, israeli soldier gilad schalit is free this morning. he told an egyptian journalist he was very excited to be home. he had feared he would be held captive for many more years.
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that is schalit there looking at prime minister benjamin netanyahu. and hugging his father there. he was reunited with his family south of tel aviv. schalit was released as well as hundreds of palestinian prisoners. palestinians awaiting the prisoner release clash with israeli soldiers at a west bank checkpoint. secretary of state hillary clinton arrived in libya this morning. she's offering support for libya's new leaders. clinton's visit was unscheduled. she's meeting with libya's transitional government and civic leaders. clinton prejudiced millions of dollars in aid. most will be to finding unaccounted weapons. renee nicole deseours said she had an mri and echocardiogram. she wasn't evacuated to new zealand until yesterday.
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the 58-year-old says she'll share her results with her doctors in the u.s. police in kansas city appear to be focusing more intensity on the parents of lisa irwin. police went to the family home yesterday and left with several bags of evidence. lisa's parents have hired a prominent new york defense attorney who spoke to reporters. >> the focus on this case, we shouldn't forget, is on finding lisa. we're optimistic that she's still out there and still alive and the family prays for her return, her speedy return. >> deborah bradley, lisa's mother, admitted in interviews she was drinking heavily the night that the baby vanished from her bedroom and may have blacked out. in china this morning, the 3-year-old boy fell down a deep, narrow well. villagers dropped a rope but couldn't get to him. an hour later, a firefighter tried to go down, but that opening was too small. finally, they dropped another
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rope and pulled him up with a pole and a hook. he appeared fine, but was taken to a hospital just to be checked out. minding your manners used to be pretty straightforward. but thanks to social networks and webbing, the emily post rules of etiquette may need some updating. >> and who better to do that than mrs. post's great grand
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daughter. >> we've got her here. it is weighty and i feel like in many ways necessary. i am guilty of many fractions in etiquette when it comes to technology. what do you think is the biggest misstep that you've seen, whether it be on twitter, facebook, texting? >> so many people -- by the way, this is all wonderful, social networks is great, but so many people text or send a message, put up a picture without thinking. the biggest mistake is putting something there and then you can't get it back. it's out there. it's not confidential, obviously, even if you stop your facebook account, it's already there. >> so what's the golden rule? is there a golden rule on social networking? is it remember that it will always be there? >> remember there's someone on the other side of the computer. that's the key thing. don't post a friend's photo on facebook that's going to embarrass him or her. think about what you do.
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don't just blast somebody. try to be civil on whether it's facebook or twitter or whatever. >> it's amazing to think that people would sling mud anonymously on this day and age online. >> there is a lot of that. that's why you say it's not just about pictures, but you say computers are people. >> well, right behind that computer, there is a person. so if somebody knows who you are, that doesn't make it okay to be uncivil. so think about posting. >> let's talk facebook specifically. one of the questions here that came up was if you need to unfriend someone. can you do that? >> you ignore whatever they sent you. then after a while, the person's friend list is going to go down. what i say don't do is break up with your boyfriend or girlfriend or your ex by way of facebook. that's a face to facebook or at least a verbal encounter. >> it's really bad what you do is change your facebook status
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and you're no longer together. you also say on facebook, it's okay to delete comments on your own page, to go back and say, you know, i wish i hadn't posted that. >> sure. that's okay. >> and untag yourself. i don't like being tagged in pictures, i admit it, especially when they're pictures of my friend and i untag them. >> have a conversation with your friend who might be putting those pictures up, also. we're talking a lot of politics on the show, obviously. campaign season is in full swing. we've heard that you're not supposed to bring up politics at the dinner table. is that still true? >> sometimes. it depends upon who you're with. at a big dinner party, be careful. you could have an intelligent conversation. just be calm about it. don't go into a fight mode. don't attack the person. you can talk about ideas, but if it gets heated, let's just agree to disagree. change the subject. don't ruin the event for everybody. >> real quickly, is it ever okay to have, let's say, everybody is so connected nowadays, you want to keep your phone, your
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blackberry there, is it ever okay to have it on the table if you're having lunch with someone, if you're having dinner, if you're sitting next to your colleague at work? >> you're on call, your wife is about to have a baby, you might put it there. your a doctor on call. but be discreet. put it down low. excuse yourself. texting at the table drives people crazy. think about the people you're with. >> and pay attention to them. >> right. that's the key. >> we always pay attention. >> nice to have you with us. >> thank you. we have an excerpt up on our website, etiquette manners for a new world. check if you've ever seen a baby playing with a cell phone, an ipad, you're probably wondering how they pick things up so with him quickly, yet they seem to. >> this new generation is learning from ereaders and ipads as opposed to books.
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this new video seems to prove it. >> the video has gone viral with 2.5 million hits. a 1-year-old plays with an ipad .later tries to make magazine pictures move in the same way with her pictures. mom's conclusion? her baby thinks the magazine is an ipad that doesn't work. >> my daughter has been using an ipad since she was 1 year old. she plays games on it, plays letter games, sees colors on it. and if they're interested on it and they're figuring it out like an ipad, that is more relevant for them probably in the future, whether people like it or not. >> reporter: but just as television was one criticized as an electronic baby-sitter, some parents say keeping infants entertained with high tech toys is no substitute for a personal connection. >> we set some very, very strong boundaries and we call it screen time so those boundaries get set across the board. it's television, ipad, iphone. there's a lot of options for them and they all count as screen time. >> they will apps always be the
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apple of our eye, but these days, the kids may have their eyes on our apple. ben tracy, cbs news, los angeles. joining us now is early show contributor dr. jen hartstein, a child and adolescent psychologist. good morning. >> good morning. >> what do with make of all this? >> the is the way kids are learning. kindergartners are getting ipads in their schools instead of laptops. >> wait, instead of laptops? >> schools provide laptops for kids. they're starting with laptops you now. it's like with anything, they need some balance. this is what kids are learning how to practice on. >> is it bad? >> we get worried. we both ask that question a lot when we see the kids. >> it's bad if it becomes a replacement for your parenting as a parent. if you're like, just stop, and you hand them a gadget. >> it's juk like tv. >> it's just like tv. but the fact is, kids are
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learning. there's so many applications on these devices kids can learn from. there's so much that it's not bad. it doesn't take the place of, as we heard in that piece, going outside and playing, having a face-to-face interaction. etiquette, you need to know how to talk to someone. so it doesn't take the place, but what a great supplement. they can learn and develop in a different way. >> we saw the little girl. you think a picture moves, you're going to think the magazine picture moves. it's not like it's going to replace learning. >> no. and the fact that we are learning more on electronic gadgets. so the kids are still reading, they're reading in a different way. my niece had an iphone sksh thought the computer screen went that way for a while, too. kids learn by trial and error. what is she learning? not everything does the same thing. >> so just don't give it to them just to occupy them when you could be spending time with them. but if they're asking, my son was listening to his ipod touch. he wanted to listen to it last
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night and i'm like, all right, buddy. >> everything is an appropriate time. if you're giving it to them to quiet them down, maybe mott the best thing. if you're at dinner and they're restless, why not? if he likes to listen to music and dance, why not? >> he does like to dance. >> is there a specific time limit or does it just depend on using your best judgment as a parent? >> some guidelines are don't give it to them at all. limit your screen time. >> just ahead, an unusual pair of farmers. they were lawyers, now they grow salt. as one doe
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new york's long island who do all of their harvesting in the ocean. >> but not for fish and not for oysters. >> you grab them off the fork. >> every saturday, steven judelson can be found at the farmer's market across long island selling his crops. he's not your average farmer. his tractor is a jeep. his overalls, waders. and smed of rich soil, his boundy comes from the rocky sea. >> why salt? >> why salt? salt was something that we have been doing for just a long time. >> you call that the ocean without the water. >> both former attorneys, steven and his wife, natalie, now make natural sea salt full time from their new york home. >> we really started getting into the whom local food movement and thinking about how clean ocean water is. so we decided to get serious
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about it a year and a half ago. >> steven begins by collecting 5 gallon buckets of saltwater from the ocean. it's more difficult than it looks. especially on windy days. >> look at mine. >> the heavy lifting is followed by a lot of wading around. >> so we'll go from the ocean water that we've then filtered and we'll then put them into these food grade plastic trays where they'll sit for in this case probably about three weeks. >> the trays are left outdoors in a special structure that steven invented. eventually, the water evaporates until nothing is let me teft bu. from here, it will be ground or crushed, i'll call it, and then it will become this. this is really to go into the container. >> that's nice, fluffy salt. >> from sea to table, the entire process takes about four weeks. >> what's the most common thing
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you hear people say when they try it? >> people really say, wow, it really tastes like the ocean. >> and that it tastes nothing like table salt. tell me what we're making. >> joseph is an executive chef in an italian restaurant. >> the customers really like it. you get that really nice, clean crunch salty flavor, which is great. >> he's also a amagansett sea salt connoisseur. >> how about that lemon with sea salt. mm-mmmm. it's really good. >> the judleson sea salt is used in many new york restaurants. >> someone who really knows what they're doing is buying this not as a gimmick, but this is a salt that really exists. >> this is fantastic. >> thank you.
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>> and while they admit their ball business is growing fast, their plan is to always keep things local. >> it's like a dream. i mean, you go to work at the beach? come on, pretty great. >> can you imagine living on long island way out there by the water? that must be amazing. >> you know, it looks simple, but it takes about 130 gammons or 26 of those buckets to make just 15 pounds of salt. >> so you need a lot of time and patience and a lot of water. >> well, luckily they have the atlantic right there. talk to us. you brought in some of the different salts. this is just sort of your basic. >> that's a sea salt, this is an herb and this is a lemon sea salt. that's what we were using on fish in the restaurant. so try it on some cucumbers. that's what this they do at the farm stand. not too much, know, because this is a saltier salt. i like this. >> that's the herb de prevant.
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the lemon is great. i had this the other night on chicken. >> what do you think? >> absolutely. >> of love it. >> nice. >> i know
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